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Delahaye 135
« on: June 08, 2021, 04:25:53 am »
1938 Delahaye 135

Delahaye 135 - 2 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

A very mildly customised example of a French classic.

Delahaye 135 - 12 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Rear wheel arches filled and smoothed, and bodywork behind the front wheel arches smoothed.  Wider and slightly smaller diameter wheels.

Delahaye 135 - 7 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Single choke side draft carbies replaced with triple Webers on a scratchbuilt manifold.

Delahaye 135 - 3 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Delahaye 135 - 4 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

The Model.

Delahaye 135 - 16 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Heller 1/24 Delahaye 135.
Fujimi Borrani wires.  Moulded plastic with rubber tyres.  Chromed.  Three parts each plus centre cap.
Resin twin choke side draft Weber carburettors from www.thepartsbox.
Body painted and cleared with Tamiya TS Rattle cans.

The Delahaye is a "challenging" kit to build.  Fragile, delicate parts, vague instructions, and even vaguer  fit of the front half of the bodywork.  Now i've built one i'd love to build another lowered right down into the weeds with enclosed front and rear wheels.  Something ike this.



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Re: Delahaye 135
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2021, 06:07:10 am »
Gorgeous  :wub:

Just needs the Hollywood actress to complete the scene.

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Re: Delahaye 135
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2021, 06:08:33 am »
I've just looked it up on Google. If you've got $6.6 million or so to spend you can buy a real one  ;D
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Re: Delahaye 135
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2021, 08:51:18 am »




That's just got to be a Pebble Beach shot, yes?

I think your semi-stock one looks better actually, very much a Maigret car if he ever got to be a Commissioner.  ;) :thumbsup:
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Re: Delahaye 135
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2021, 05:08:02 am »
Thanks folks.
Mr Blonde there is one of a number of 1/24 40's or 50's styled figures I picked up from an art shop a while back.  IIRC there are a couple of ladies.  I'll have to dig one out and paint her up.
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Re: Delahaye 135
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2021, 06:19:21 am »
Needs an elegant lady alongside IMHO  :thumbsup:
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Re: Delahaye 135
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2021, 06:52:32 am »
That's elegant.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Delahaye 135
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2021, 08:49:09 am »

Needs an elegant lady alongside IMHO  :thumbsup:


Or posed sitting on it?

Showing LOTS of leg of course..............  ;)
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Re: Delahaye 135
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2021, 05:41:48 pm »
Oops! Failed to comment earlier. :banghead:


Really nice job! :thumbsup:

I have a fondness that far exceeds my budget for 1930's cars. ;D
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Re: Delahaye 135
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2021, 04:03:36 am »
Thanks folks.

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Re: Delahaye 135
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2021, 06:35:33 am »

I have a fondness that far exceeds my budget for 1930's cars. ;D

Indeed. I must admit I have a liking for the whole style of the era. Providing of course you were born into money, unlike mum and dad who were born into a mining family and dustman's family respectively.
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Re: Delahaye 135
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2021, 06:42:53 am »

I have a fondness that far exceeds my budget for 1930's cars. ;D

Indeed. I must admit I have a liking for the whole style of the era. Providing of course you were born into money, unlike mum and dad who were born into a mining family and dustman's family respectively.

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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2021, 06:47:05 am »

I have a fondness that far exceeds my budget for 1930's cars. ;D

Indeed. I must admit I have a liking for the whole style of the era. Providing of course you were born into money, unlike mum and dad who were born into a mining family and dustman's family respectively.

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One needs to be of a certain age to appreciate that. Unfortunately I am  ;D
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